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first_imgLeeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has been nominated for a prestigious travel industry award.The hub is among ten airports that are in the running to receive the coveted Best UK Airport for Leisure award at the annual British Travel Awards 2008.Leeds Bradford’s nomination comes after a string of new milestone routes have been confirmed at the airport, including direct long-haul flights to Islamabad and cheap flights to New York.Tony Hallwood, commercial and aviation development director at LBIA, described the nomination as a “thrill”.He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We are thrilled to have been nominated for the award.”We are proud to be recognised as delivering our widest ever choice of services to Yorkshire and everyone at the airport will eagerly await the judge’s decision in early November.”The owner of LBIA, private equity firm Bridgepoint, recently announced plans for a £70 million expansion.This will include adding more routes and doubling passenger capacity to seven million by 2015. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedLBIA hopes to launch new flights to European destinationsLeeds Bradford International Airport has said it hopes to secure new flights to Germany, Switzerland and ScandinaviaLBIA terminal building set for expansionLeeds Bradford International Airport has been given the green light to begin a £28 million redevelopment of its terminal.Rhodes flights added at Leeds BradfordCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline Jet2.last_img read more

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first_imgCheap flights carrier bmibaby will introduce new flights to Grenoble as part of its 2009/10 winter schedule, it has been confirmed.Routes to the French Alps destination will operate from all four of the airline’s UK airports – East Midlands, Manchester, Birmingham International and Cardiff.Commenting on the schedule, which comes into effect on October 25th, bmibaby managing director Crawford Rix said: “Grenoble is located in the very centre of the Alps and will be an extremely popular destination for those looking for a winter snow holiday.”We expect to carry over 28,700 passengers to and from Grenoble over the winter months.”In addition, bmibaby will continue operating flights to Toulouse from Manchester during the winter months.A new route will also be introduced to Prague from Belfast, with flights scheduled to depart on Monday, Friday and Sunday.Flights to the Czech capital will be introduced on December 4th.Bmibaby recently revealed that 84.4 percent of its February flights departed within 15 minutes of schedule, while the figure for January stood at 90.8 percent. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCheap flights to Lourdes launched by bmibabyCheap flights to Lourdes launched by bmibabyBmibaby will introduce new flights to PragueCheap flights carrier bmibaby will launch new flights to Prague from East Midlands Airport as part of its winter schedule.New winter flights from bmibabyLow-cost carrier bmibaby has announced the second stage of its winter flights schedulelast_img read more

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first_img RelatedEasyJet to launch flights to Copenhagen from ManchestereasyJet will launch new flights to Copenhagen from ManchesterSterling launches flights to NaplesScandinavian cheap flights airline Sterling has announced the launch of two new routes to NaplesScandinavian travellers get routes boost with Sterling and CentralwingsNew destination options following announcements by Centralwings and Sterling Cimber Sterling and Norwegian have announced new routes from Copenhagen Airport, with the flights due to be launched this winter.Denmark-based Cimber Sterling will launch new flights to Geneva, Salzburg and Verona as part of its winter programme – all of which are located close to the Alps’ ski resorts.The flights will take the number of Alp destinations served by Copenhagen Airport to eight.In addition, Norwegian will launch new flights to Gran Canaria from the airport, increasing the total number of routes operated by the cheap flights carrier from the Danish capital to 19.A Copenhagen Airport statement said that Norwegian and Cimber Sterling are engaged “in a close race” to become the airport’s second-largest airline.”The lead is changing all the time and after the two airlines announced new routes today, we will need a photo finish to determine which is currently flying the larger number of passengers out of Copenhagen.”Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest airport and accommodates almost 60,000 passengers per day. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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EuropeUnlimited Europes leading event organiser

first_imgEurope-Unlimited, Europe’s leading event organisers for investors and technology companies, has revealed its 2009 Tech Media Invest Top 100 list, in association with The Guardian, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Kemp Little. The Tech Media Invest Top 100 is a list of the hottest emerging and most innovative companies in the ever converging tech and media industries right now. Skyscanner has been included as one of the Top 10 Trailblazers on that list – companies that have been singled out as examples that the top 100 would most like to emulate, having blazed trails into new markets.”It’s great to have this recognition,” said Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner. “From the start we’ve always tried to push the boundaries at Skyscanner and try new things that haven’t been done before, and this is a reminder that the way forward has to be driven by innovative thinking.”For information on the Tech Media Invest top 100 companies go to www.guardian.co.uk/tech-media-invest-100/trailblazers-discover-markets and www.e-unlimited.com/tmiReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkyscanner AwardsSkyscanner have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards. Here are our most recent wins:Skyscanner a Hitwise Top Ten Travel SiteSkyscanner a Hitwise Top Ten Travel SiteSkyscanner ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 50Skyscanner has been ranked 3rd in Scotland and 31st overall in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 index.last_img read more

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Спасибо за участие в розыгрыше купонов на сумму 25

first_imgСпасибо за участие в розыгрыше купонов на сумму 25 тыс.руб. и подписку на нашу еженедельную рассылку.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Relatedlast_img

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3 Lincolns New Salem State Historic Site Peters

first_img3. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, PetersburgGo back in time to explore the heritage village of New Salem, where historic Lincoln lived as a young adult, studied law and began politics. New Salem is meticulously reconstructed to be as it was in the 1830s, from the costumed residents to the blacksmith’s workshop, giving a glimpse into what pioneer life was really like when young Abe was throwing down his axe. 4. Old State Capitol, SpringfieldLincoln practiced law, served as a legislator and gave his famed House Divided speech on slavery in 1858 at the Old State Capitol. The building is a reconstruction of the original that served as the seat of State government and a centre of Illinois political life from 1839-1876. You can actually watch Illinois politics in action when the State government is in session. 1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, SpringfieldExperience the entire Lincoln story under one roof at the USA’s most-visited presidential museum (and it’s in good company!). Discover Abe’s humble beginnings in an Indiana log cabin to his days as President in the White House. Enjoy the show in two ‘special effects theatres’ featuring historical ghosts and a Civil War battlefield and artifacts from Lincoln’s life, such as his iconic ‘stovepipe’ hat to an original copy of the Gettysburg Address.2. Lincoln Home, SpringfieldTake an intimate look into Lincoln’s private life on a tour of the Lincoln Home, the only house the great man ever owned. The Lincoln family lived here from 1844 until they left for Washington. The Home is located in a historic neighbourhood that looks much the same as it did in the mid-1800s, complete with wooden sidewalks. 5. Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, SpringfieldLincoln and his final law partner, William Herndon, held their law office on the top floor of this historic building from 1843 to 1852. Filled with clutter and makeshift furniture, the offices reveal what a normal day was like for Lincoln and Herndon. Today the building includes a visitor centre, federal courtrooms and attorney offices.6. Lincoln’s Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore, SpringfieldFollow a guide dressed in period costume who weaves spirited tales of Lincoln’s life during a night-time Lincoln’s Ghost Walk, an eerie, entertaining walking tour of downtown Springfield sites. Founder Garret Moffett based the tour partly on local lore about Lincoln’s bizarre visions and dreams, as well as on reported ghost sightings. Only go if you dare…ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 9 things to do in Washington DCWhere else on Earth can you find a park that’s home to a spaceship, the world’s tallest stone structure and a six metre-tall president?Yep, it’s free: 20 of the best free attractions in the UK Whether you’re looking for things to do during half term or simply looking for a wallet-friendly day out, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best things to do in the UK for free. From free family days out to hikes for hardened Harry Potter fans, there’s something…10 of the world’s most haunted hotelsHalloween’s just around the corner and to celebrate the year’s scariest month, we’ve found the world’s most haunted hotels. Check in and hope that you don’t check out too soon. ABRAHAM LINCOLN is one of the most loved, respected and well known heroes of history, not just in the USA but in the world, whether it’s for his role in the abolition of slavery in the US, or for his assassination.We go in search of the 16th President of the United States in Illinois, USA. Here are six places and things to do where you can find out more about the man they call Abe.last_img read more

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The ultimate holiday bucket list for your trip to China

first_imgThe Bund is where China’s past faces its future. Quite literally. The historic nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial buildings on this mile-long embankment are directly across from the futuristic skyscrapers of the Pudong financial district on the opposite side of the Huangpu River, creating a fascinating juxtaposition. The Bund was once a British settlement, but now the colonial government buildings and trading houses have been occupied by high-end fashion stores and swanky restaurants. It’s a perfect microcosm of China’s history over the past two centuries. China is home to ancient wonders and modern marvels, from the breathtaking Great Wall to the spiky futuristic skyline of Shanghai. If you’re planning a trip of a lifetime to the Middle Kingdom, make sure to tick off these 10 must-see destinations in China – all of which are easy to get to with Lufthansa. Find cheap flights to Hong Kong with Lufthansa The Forbidden City is astonishingly huge. It features 980 buildings scattered across 72 hectares – that’s around 100 football pitches. Not all of it is open to the public, but even so you’ll need several hours for sightseeing – it’s the largest palace complex in the world, after all. The Forbidden City was opened in 1420, and its construction took 14 years and over 1 million workers. Since then it has been the seat for 24 emperors, right up until the overthrow of the last emperor in 1911 – and you can now see the ornate Dragon Throne that they ruled from up close for yourself. 1. The Forbidden City, Beijing 2. The Bund, Shanghai Find cheap flights to Shanghai with Lufthansa There are some absolutely stunning five-star resorts in Africa, from Richard Branson’s luxury safari tents in Kenya to a lodge perched on the edge of an extinct volcano in Tanzania. And let’s not forget the private islands in Mozambique and waterfront cocktail terrace in Cape Town. Holiday in China with these incredible Lufthansa deals Discover Africa: these 12 luxury resorts will make you want to book a flight right now 3. Terracotta Army, Xi’an 4. The Great Wall of China Find cheap flights to Beijing with Lufthansa Travel to magical Africa with these Lufthansa flight deals 5. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Find cheap flights to Shanghai with Lufthansa If you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best Airline in Europe by passengers for two years running. 10. Yangtze River Cruise Just outside the city of Chengdu, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding has been attempted to breed giant pandas in captivity since 1987. It started off with just six pandas, but now the population stands at just under 200, and the Chengdu Panda Base is your best chance to glimpse this iconic yet critically endangered species. There are only around 2,000 pandas left in the wild, but this small number still represents an improvement in the species’ fortunes – panda numbers dropped as low as 1,000 in the 1970s. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 7. The Yellow Mountains Find cheap flights to Beijing with Lufthansa The Great Wall was begun as early as the seventh century BC, and it’s actually a series of walls built in different locations during different time periods with the chief intention of keeping out invaders from the north. As such, it’s difficult to put an exact length on it, but the generally recognised figure is a mind-boggling 8,850 kilometres (5,500 miles), making it by far the longest architectural construction on the planet. Today, the most recognisible and well-preserved section of the wall dates from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and can be found near Beijing.center_img 8. Summer Palace, Beijing Along with the Great Wall and Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s must-see sights. The palace consists of nearly three square kilometres of gardens, lakes and ornate buildings, which were designed as an airy refuge for the Imperial court during the stifling summer months. Most of the current layout dates from the eighteenth century, and around three-quarters of the area is covered by water. You can even hire a pedal boat to get a waterside view of the many buildings – the most unusual of which is undoubtedly the extravagant, and quite immobile, white marble boat. Find cheap flights to China with Lufthansa In partnership with Lufthansa. RelatedHoliday in China with these incredible flight deals from LufthansaThis beautifully diverse and vast country spans over nine million kilometres and has so much to offer travellers. Experience a melange of epic history from centuries past with rapid modernisation. In partnership with Lufthansa.       If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience…Exploring China is made easy with LufthansaIf you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best…Travel to magical Africa with these flight deals from LufthansaAfrica – an intrepid traveller’s dream. A continent that is incredibly diverse in landscape and cultures, you could spend a lifetime exploring this rich, colourful land. If you want to get closer to the wonders of nature, Africa has plenty to offer – Kilimanjaro, epic Safaris, the Sahara desert are… Find cheap flights to Beijing with Lufthansa The Yangtze is the third-longest river in the world at more than 6,000 kilometres, and it’s a popular cruise destination thanks to its stunning natural scenery. Numerous operators offer cruises of various lengths, but the most popular stretch starts in Chongqing and ends in Yichang, just after the famous Three Gorges, an area where monumental sheer cliffs plunge down to the water line. The region was transformed in 2014 with the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, an impressive sight in its own right and more than 2 kilometres long and nearly 200 metres high. Because of the massive size of the Yangtze River, it’s plied by some enormous cruise ships – book onto a 4- or 5-star cruise and you can enjoy a few days of floating luxury. 9. Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai Say yes to the world with Lufthansa: Find cheap flights to Chengdu with Lufthansa At 552 metres high, Victoria Peak provides stunning views of the the metropolis below, and climbing it is almost an obligatory act of pilgrimage for any visiting tourist – it attracts around 7 million visitors each year. Luckily, you don’t have to tackle the ascent by foot – the Peak Tram will take you up the mountain, and there’s even a bus service. Once you’re up there, you can lob some cash into one of the many coin-operated telescopes to get a better glimpse of the forest of skyscrapers below. But if you ever get bored of the view, you could always go on a spending splurge at one of the two conveniently adjacent shopping centres. You’re never far from a shopping mall in Hong Kong. Find cheap flights to Xi’an with Lufthansa If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience ‘the Paris of the East’ (Shanghai) or eat melt in your mouth soup dumplings in Hong Kong these great flight deals will surely whet your appetite. Find cheap flights to Shanghai with Lufthansa The Terracotta Army is undoubtedly one of the greatest achaeological discoveries in the world – and it was found completely by accident, while labourers were digging a well in 1974. What they uncovered turned out to be an enormous mausoleum for China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, who ruled in the second century BC. The army consists of around 8,000 individual warriors, each totally unique, along with clay sculptures of horses, dancers and even acrobats. But tantalisingly, the army is only a small part of the mausoleum complex. The emperor’s tomb itself remains sealed, as archaeologists fear that exposing it to the light and air might destroy the objects within – which are said to include an enormous model of the emperor’s kingdom, complete with rivers made of mercury. Exploring China is made easy with Lufthansa The Yellow Mountains (Huangshan) are China in its finest picture-postcard form. Strangely-shaped and enigmatic pine trees twist their way out of seemingly bare rock, while sheer peaks and fantastical rock formations thrust their way through a sea of cloud. It’s magical. There are several hiking routes through the mountain range, but most visitors opt to ascend Mount Huangshan, which has a cable car that reaches most of the way up. Some prefer to hike up and stay in one of several hotels on Mount Huangshan itself, then rise early the next day to witness the spectacular sunrise. If you catch a Lufthansa flight to Shanghai, you can take a high-speed train to one of the towns by the Yellow Mountains, then catch a bus to the mountains themselves. 6. Giant Pandas, Chengdu Published October 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. Explore the wonder that is Africa with these magically flight deals from Lufthansa. Also known as Yu Garden, this tranquil oasis dates back over 400 years. It’s a maze of covered walkways, tinkling waterfalls and astonishing architecture, and a window onto China’s past. The Grand Rockery is a wonderful sight to behold, an intricately arranged nest of fantastically shaped stones, while there some amazing sculptures to behold in each of the garden’s six walled areas. Make sure to look up and spot the ornately carved dragons looming down from the top of the walls. Top tip: to ensure maximum tranquility, try to time your visit for a week day, as the garden can become very crowded at weekends.last_img read more

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Singapore – Reported by Elite Traveler the Privat

first_imgSingapore – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineFairmont Singapore, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in Asia, has once again solidified its international reputation as the luxury hotel brand of choice by winning the coveted Luxury City Hotel award at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010 held recently in the coastal town of Hua Hin, Thailand.The World Luxury Hotel Awards, positioned as the pinnacle of achievement for five-star luxury hotels worldwide, set the benchmark for world-class facilities and unsurpassed service standards. It recognizes hotels that have gone the extra mile and transcended from being “good hotels” to becoming “exceptional hotels”.“This recognition is an affirmation of Fairmont Singapore’s commitment to turn moments into memories for all our guests with every opportunity. We would not have achieved this without the dedication of our colleagues who go out of their way to provide personalized attention, and warm and engaging service to our guests, leaving them with indelible and authentically local experiences,” says Mr Ian Wilson, General Manager of Fairmont Singapore and Regional Vice President – Asia, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, who was present at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010 to receive the award.Fairmont Singapore was also recently voted as one of the world’s Top 20 Best Overseas Business Hotels by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. It is notably the only Singapore-based hotel that made the list.Over the past years, Fairmont Singapore has built a sterling track record through hosting high-profile international events as the Official Venue of the 117th IOC Session in 2005; Official Hotel of the F1 Rocks 2009; Official Hotel of the APEC Business Meetings 2009; Official F1 Trackside Hotel, and the Official Hotel Partner of the recently concluded Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.www.fairmont.comlast_img read more

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Royal Phuket Marina is hosting its first motor sho

first_imgRoyal Phuket Marina is hosting its first motor show with the prestigious international brand, Jaguar, at the island’s new exhibition centre for large-scale events. The RPM International Exhibition & Conference Centre is the stage for Jaguar’s prestigious ‘ Six Senses Phuket Raceweek Test Drive ‘ from Jul 22-26 to coincide with Jaguar’s Co-sponsorship of the regatta.The high profile event is inviting 60 VIP guests from Hong Kong , Sri Lanka , Malaysia , Singapore Philippines and Thailand to test drive its latest 10MY XK & XFR range of cars Expert drivers from Jaguar and Grand Prix International will instruct them in trying out the high-performance V8s, while guests of the luxury Six Senses Resort and Spa.The XF has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ by two of the most influential British auto magazines, along with glowing recommendations from motor commentators worldwide. The motor show and test-driving event is being based at the new indoor 2,500 square metre exhibition hall and outdoor event area of Thailand ‘s premier ‘luxury lifestyle community’.Royal Phuket Marina has become the island’s premier venue for large-scale events since opening last year, accommodating up to a thousand guests for ‘society’ receptions, weddings, product launches and exhibitions. Three times larger than any existing exhibition facility on the island, it opened staging “ Asia ‘s favourite boat show”, the annual Phuket International Marine Expo (PIMEX).www.royalphuketmarina.comlast_img read more

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STOCKHOLM – In search of a new and different vacat

first_img STOCKHOLM – In search of a new and different vacation spot, with great food and cultural delights? Look no further.A theatre in Stockholm is playing host to a Klingon delegation seeking to promote tourism to Qo’nos (pronounced “Kronos”), the home planet of the ruthless yet honourable race of warriors from the cult TV franchise “Star Trek.”The event shows off the best of the race’s culture, including opera, martial arts and culinary delights such as Gagh — a delicacy of well-seasoned live worms — and blood wine.Along with a stage presentation — offered four times a week in English and Klingon — the lobby of the Turteatern has displays offering vacation packages to Qo’nos, extolling the merits of Klingon culinary tours (“the best kept secret of the Beta Quadrant”), and seeking to attract students to courses at the military academy (“find your inner warrior in outer space”).Star Trek fans were out in force on Saturday for the show’s premiere, eager for first contact with Klingons. “I think it was a really good show,” said Urban Andersson, chairman of the Stockholm Trekkers association, dressed in his Star Fleet uniform.Many fans were relieved to see that the visitors from Qo’nos resembled the Klingons from the 1990s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” rather than from “Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest instalment produced by CBS.“They are exactly the way I expected them to be,” said Snoret Linden, dressed as a Star Fleet ‘Trill,’ a humanoid species from the planet Trill.It was a point stressed by the Klingons themselves, who had a message for Quentin Tarantino, director of the upcoming “Star Trek” movie.“We have seen Discovery. We do not approve of this malicious portrayal of Klingons,” said Ambassador Ban’Shee of the House of Duras.“Treat our race honourably in your upcoming picture and we will let you lick our feet. Fail, and pray for mercy.”The show runs until the end of March. In this photo taken in Stockholm on Saturday, Feb. 3 2018, Snoret Linden is dressed as a Star Fleet officer from a species known as ‘Trill’ in the cult TV franchise “Star Trek.” A theater in Stockholm is playing host to a Klingon delegation seeking to promote tourism to Qo’nos (pronounced “Kronos”), the home planet of the ruthless yet honorable race of warriors.”They are exactly the way I expected them to be,” said Snoret Linden who was pleased the Klingons resembled those from the 1990s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” rather than from “Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest instalment produced by CBS. (AP Photo/David Keyton) by David Keyton, The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2018 6:36 am PDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Brush up on your Klingon for a new vacation hotspotlast_img read more

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Jimmy Kimmel left congratulates Guillermo del To

first_img Jimmy Kimmel, left, congratulates Guillermo del Toro in the audience after winning the award for best picture for “The Shape of Water” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Mar 5, 2018 1:45 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 5, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oscar ratings plunge to a record lowcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – American television viewers could barely stifle a yawn for Hollywood’s biggest night, with the Academy Awards plunging to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people in the U.S.The numbers were also down in Canada from last year, with an average of 4.5 million people watching on CTV, the broadcaster said Monday citing preliminary data from ratings tracker Numeris.In the U.S., the Nielsen company said that’s a 20 per cent drop from the 33 million who watched the 2017 show, which was also hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Oscar viewership is often tied to the box office muscle of the big nominees, and best picture winner “The Shape of Water” only grossed $57.4 million in the United States.It’s the first time the Oscars have drawn fewer than 30 million people, in Nielsen records that go back to 1974. The Academy Awards are often the most-watched television program of the year after the Super Bowl, but this year’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony from Pyeongchang reached 27.8 million.The previous low-water mark for the Oscars came in 2008, when “No Country For Old Men” won best picture.Only four years ago the Oscar reached nearly 44 million viewers. The biggest Academy Awards audience on record came in 1998, when the blockbuster “Titanic” was named best picture.The Academy Awards can keep bragging rights over other awards shows. The Golden Globes reached 19 million viewers in January and the Grammys had an audience of 19.8 million, Nielsen said.In Canada, CTV said the award show peaked with 5.6 million viewers when Allison Janney accepted her supporting actress award.Last year, CTV drew an average of 5.5 million viewers, according Numeris. It said viewership peaked with 6.7 million viewers in 2017 as Mahershala Ali accepted his Oscar for best supporting actor.— With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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AP Source Demi Lovato released from hospital

first_imgAP Source: Demi Lovato released from hospital FILE – In this March 20, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss “Smurfs: The Lost Village” in New York. Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose. A person close to Lovato says she was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles over the weekend. Lovato was hospitalized on July 24. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Aug 6, 2018 12:27 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Demi Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose.A person close to Lovato said she was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t allowed to speak publicly about the topic.Lovato was hospitalized on July 24.The 25-year-old broke her silence Sunday with a lengthy Instagram post, saying she remains committed to overcoming addiction.“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,” she wrote. “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.”Lovato thanked God, her fans, family, team and hospital staff in the post. She closed with: “I will keep fighting.”The singer-actress, who hits include “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Skyscraper,” has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, drugs and alcohol. She celebrated six years of sobriety in March but recently relapsed, revealing the news in the song “Sober,” released in June.She has received support from fellow entertainers since she was hospitalized, including Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake.last_img read more

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first_img In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wisc. As “Making a Murderer” returns for a sequel this week, the creators say accusations they have a bias in documenting the case of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are “meritless.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Morry Gash, File by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 17, 2018 11:37 am PDT Last Updated Oct 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – As “Making a Murderer” returns for a sequel this week, the creators insist they don’t have a bias in documenting the case of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.Part 2 of the docuseries launches Friday on Netflix as a continuation to the stories of Avery and Dassey, who are serving life sentences after being convicted in the 2005 killing of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. Both maintain their innocence.After the series launched in 2015 and became a global phenomenon, prosecutor Ken Kratz published a book accusing Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos of bias and fabricating information. Several news reports also swirled over the subject.“Those accusations are meritless,” Ricciardi said in a recent phone interview.“When people say that, I think they’re confusing bias, which would be having an opinion and transforming the world to fit that opinion, versus we chose Steven Avery as our protagonist and wanted to share the experience of an accused,” added Demos.“So we have a character who has a point of view, but for us that’s not about whether he’s innocent or whether he’s guilty — it’s sharing his experience. Subjectivity and bias are very different, documentary and journalism are very different, and I think all of those differences get lost in a very simplistic accusation from the prosecutor who has an agenda, who starts a campaign about bias.”Avery served 18 years in prison for a rape before DNA evidence fully exonerated him. After his release, he filed a suit against the county on the case, but was later arrested and convicted in Halbach’s murder. Avery insists police framed him. Dassey has argued police unconstitutionally coerced him into confessing that he helped Avery in Halbach’s killing.The writers/directors spent 10 years making part 1 after reading about Avery’s case in the New York Times. They started filming “Making a Murderer 2” in June of 2016, after seeing the response to part 1 and realizing “the story was not over.”Part 2 begins with footage of news reports on the popularity and impact of the series, and the controversies that arose from it. Avery’s mother, Dolores, is seen at her kitchen table in Manitowoc County, Wis., poring over letters from fans and supporters of her son — a big shift from season 1 when she was reflecting on hate mail.“On a practical level, Steven’s life has changed tremendously,” said Demos.“It wouldn’t be a complete story if we ignored that the series had come out and impacted this world. It’s very meta.”Part of “Making a Murderer”‘s impact is the addition of successful post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner, who took on Avery’s case after seeing the series.Cameras follow Zellner, who has worked extensively in wrongful conviction advocacy, as she consults with experts and performs re-enactments of elements of the crime in an attempt to prove his innocence.“She, at first, had not watched the series and actually heard from a client of hers who was encouraging her to watch,” said Ricciardi.“One of the things she talked about was not tolerating bullying. She thought she recognized a type of bullying in the story and wanted to represent him.”Other new faces in part 2 include Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin.For all of the meta qualities of the new season, the filmmakers said they didn’t let armchair detectives, who have posted their own theories on the case online, affect the direction of the episodes.“Because we ourselves were never investigating the crime, we’re not investigative journalists, we’re not playing that role,” said Demos. “We’re documenting the experiences of those in the story.”center_img ‘Making a Murderer’ creators respond to accusations of ‘bias’ ahead of part 2last_img read more

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov 25Dec 1

first_imgCelebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1 Nov. 25: Actress Kathryn Crosby is 85. Singer Bob Lind is 76. Actor-game-show host Ben Stein is 74. Actor John Larroquette is 71. “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli is 63. Singer Amy Grant is 58. Singer Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees) is 54. Singer Tim Armstrong of Rancid is 53. Actor Steve Harris (“Friday Night Lights,” ”The Practice”) is 53. Actor Billy Burke (“Twilight” films) is 52. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 52. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard of Sugar Ray is 52. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 50. Actress Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) is 49. Actress Christina Applegate is 47. Actor Eddie Steeples (“My Name Is Earl”) is 45. Actor Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones”) is 43. Actor Jerry Ferrara (“Entourage”) is 39. Actress Katie Cassidy (new “Melrose Place”) is 32. Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace is 27.Nov. 26: Impressionist Rich Little is 80. Singer Tina Turner is 79. Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 74. Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 73. Actress Jamie Rose (“Falcon Crest,” ”St. Elsewhere”) is 59. Country singer Linda Davis is 56. Actor Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”) is 53. Actress Kristin Bauer (“True Blood”) is 52. Actor Peter Facinelli (“Nurse Jackie”) is 45. Hip-hop artist DJ Khaled is 43. Actress Maia Campbell (“In the House”) is 42. Country singer Joe Nichols is 42. Actress Jessica Bowman (“Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”) is 38. Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 37. Singer-guitarist Mike Gossin of Gloriana is 34. Drummer Ben Wysocki of The Fray is 34. Singer Lil Fizz of B2K is 33. Singer Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 31. Singer-actress Rita Ora is 28.Nov. 27: Director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) is 67. TV personality Bill Nye (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) is 63. Actor William Fichtner (“Invasion”) is 62. Guitarist Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds is 59. Jazz musician Maria Schneider is 58. Drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax is 56. Drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 56. Actor Fisher Stevens (“Early Edition”) is 55. Actress Robin Givens is 54. Actor Michael Vartan (“Alias”) is 50. Rapper Skoob of DAS EFX is 48. Rapper Twista is 46. Actor Jaleel White (“Family Matters”) is 42. Actress Aubrey Peeples (“Nashville”) is 25.Nov. 28: Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 89. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 78. Singer Randy Newman is 75. Musician Paul Shaffer (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 69. Actor Ed Harris is 68. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson is 66. Country singer Kristine Arnold of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 62. Actor Judd Nelson is 59. Drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) is 56. Comedian Jon Stewart is 56. Actress Garcelle Beauvais (“NYPD Blue,” ”The Jamie Foxx Show”) is 52. Singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue, Lucy Pearl) is 50. Musician apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas is 44. Actor Malcolm Goodwin (“iZombie”) is 43. Actor Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) is 42. Rapper Chamillionaire is 39. Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) is 35. Singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is 35. Singer Trey Songz is 34. Actress Scarlett Pomers (“Reba”) is 30. Actor-rapper Bryshere Gray (“Empire”) is 25.Nov. 29: Blues musician John Mayall is 85. Actress Diane Ladd is 83. Musician Chuck Mangione is 78. Country singer Jody Miller is 77. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 76. Director Joel Coen is 64. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 63. Actress Cathy Moriarty is 58. Actress Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”) is 57. Actor Tom Sizemore is 57. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 56. Actor Don Cheadle is 54. Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 50. Actor Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”) is 48. Keyboardist Frank Delgado of Deftones is 48. Actress Paola Turbay (“True Blood”) is 48. Actress Gena Lee Nolin (“Sheena,” ”Baywatch”) is 47. Actor Brian Baumgartner (“The Office”) is 46. Actor Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”) is 43. Actor Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”) is 42. Actress Anna Faris (“Mom,” ”Scary Movie”) is 42. Actress Lauren German (“Lucifer,” ”Chicago Fire”) is 40. Rapper The Game is 39. Drummer Ringo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 37. Actor-comedian John Milhiser (“Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Actor Lucas Black (“NCIS: New Orleans,” ”Sling Blade”) is 36. Actor Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”) is 28. Actress Lovie Simone (“Greenleaf”) is 20.Nov. 30: Country singer-record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 81. Director Ridley Scott is 81. Bassist Roger Glover of Deep Purple is 73. Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin is 66. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 65. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 64. Singer Billy Idol is 63. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 61. Comedian Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) is 61. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 55. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 53. Actress DJ Steve Aoki is 41. Singer Clay Aiken is 40. Actress Elisha Cuthbert (“24”) is 36. Actress Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 33. Model Chrissy Teigen is 33.Dec. 1: Actor-director Woody Allen is 83. Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 79. Bassist -. Comedian Sarah Silverman is 48. Singer Bart Millard of MercyMe is 46. Actor David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 43. Guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park is 41. Singer Mat Kearney is 40. Drummer Mika Fineo of Filter is 37. Actor Riz Ahmed (“Rogie One: A Star Wars Story”) is 36. Singer-actress Janelle Monae is 33. Actress Ashley Monique Clark (“The Hughleys”) is 30. Singer Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots is 30. Actress Zoe Kravitz (“Insurgent,” ”Divergent”) is 30. Singer Nico Sereba of Nico and Vinz is 28.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Chieko is a second generation Arcosanti participan

first_imgChieko is a second generation Arcosanti participant. This photo was taken during Arcosanti Alumni Japan Reunion in 1982 in Yokohama, Japan. The small child is Chieko with her father, alumnus Keiji Shimuzu. Kenji was part of the Arcosanti crew from November 1978 to August 1979. He attended a wood workshop and was part of the drafting crew. Keiji did interior wood work on the lab building, the machine shed and the Cosanti Gallery. He also did finishing work on the swimming pool, foundation work on the East Crescent, worked on the experimental greenhouse in camp and did some interior work in the Crafts III gallery. [Photo: Arcosanti Alumni Japan & text: sa] Chieko sand cast each element of this, her first, completed Special Assembly. She also hand-carved and cast some of the connecting elements. The foundry crew had a special celebration to commemorate this completion, and Chieko christens the assembly with champagne. For more information on Soleri Special Assemblies, please consult the Cosanti web-site under Soleri Bells On-line, Special Assemblies. [Photo: Joan Lundell & text: sa] November 7, 2005Chieko Shimizu is serving an apprenticeship in the bronze foundry. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts in Metal Craft from the Tama Art University in Tokyo. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]Chieko Shimizu is serving an apprenticeship in the bronze foundry. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts in Metal Craft from the Tama Art University in Tokyo. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]center_img This is a special training program with bronze sculptor Cliff Hersted, who puts together Paolo Soleri Special Assemblies at Arcosanti. Paolo hand carves styrofoam pieces, which are sand cast into aluminum and bronze elements. These elements, combined with bells of various sizes, are then assembled into mobile sculptures. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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May 20 2009 This is the first of two reports

first_imgMay 20, 2009 This is the first of two reports on the lighting installation along the new Visitors’ Center pathway. Construction crew-leader Dr. Sparks and workshop-participant Maryah Smith-Overmann review the plans for the new light fixtures. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova] In a synergy with hands-on building experience, the workshop and construction crew worked together to clear the trenches for the electrical lines. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova] The ‘crew’. This report continues on 5/22/09. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova]last_img read more

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The new custom made over the stove protection ho

first_imgThe new, custom made ‘over the stove protection hood’ has arrived and sits on the east balcony of the cafe, waiting for the installation area to be prepared. August 26, 2011This continues our reports from 8/19 to 8/24/11about the installation of a new hood over the stoves in the cafe kitchen in Crafts III.The old ‘over the stove’ hood has been removed, leaving a bleak partial wall in the midst of surface removal and restoration. Looking at it from the front, we can see that it is much longer and wider than its predecessor. This report continues next week.center_img We missed the photo opportunity of the ‘taking down the hood’ event, but here is part of the crew on the loading dock behind the Crafts III building, waiting for the truck to transport the hood into the recycling area.last_img read more

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Three burglary suspects remanded by Larnaca court

first_imgThree men from the Larnaca district were remanded on Thursday for six days in connection with burglaries in a number of shops over the past four months.The three men, two aged 20 and one aged 25, were arrested on Wednesday after police secured evidence linking them with the burglaries during which thousands of euros worth of goods were stolen.The reported burglaries or attempted burglaries – all business establishments in the Larnaca district – took place between November 2016 and this week.Police began following one of the suspects after a tip-off that the car they believe was used for the burglaries was registered in the name of the father of one of the 20-year-olds. According to the same information, police said, the 20-year-old, who lives with his father, had two accomplices.CCTV footage from the burgled shops – six in all – showed three men wearing gloves, with their faces covered, and breaking the door locks with a sharp object. The stolen items included cigarettes worth around €16,500, electronic devices worth around €2,500 and around €2,200 in cash.Following a report on Wednesday from the owner of a kiosk in Dromolaxia, police patrolled outside the 20-year-old’s house and saw the car was missing. The same car was spotted later in another area, driving toward a coffee shop and parking behind two other cars. The drivers of those cars were the other 20-year-old the 25-year-old.When officers walked towards the first suspect’s car, he sped off.  Following the incident, police secured search warrants against the three suspects but found nothing in their homes or cars.Police said the first suspect admitted involvement in the burglaries and that he was the one driving the other two to the place where the break in was to take place. He claimed that the burglaries were being carried out by the other two and that he was just the driver, and that he was being paid €100 each time.The other two suspects deny any involvement. You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Three in serious condition after deadly accident

first_imgTwo men and a girl were in serious condition on Tuesday following a speedboat accident in the Akamas which resulted in the death of a 32-year-old Chinese woman who was a permanent resident.The boat operator, 50-year-old Minas Ioannou, a Chinese man and his daughter, were transferred to Nicosia general hospital due to the severity of their injuries after crashing on rocks at around 7pm on Monday.The Chinese man, his wife, son and daughter, were apparently visiting their friend, said to be a permanent resident of Limassol.There was no cause for concern regarding the condition of the wife and son, doctors said.Authorities were investigating the circumstances of the accident.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo Search | Search AdsJoint Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Research Joint Pain ReliefYahoo Search | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Traffic cameras not happening anytime soon

first_imgAs authorities struggle to cut down road deaths, MPs learned on Friday that traffic cameras will not be up and running anytime soon.Speaking to reporters, House transport committee chairman Giorgos Prokopiou said they had been informed by ministry officials that they had not yet invited tenders.He said they have asked the transport minister to come to the committee in a month to give them more details about the conditions and how the new system will operate.Traffic cameras had been installed in 2006, helping cut down traffic collisions by 53 per cent. But technical issues and subsequent legal problems meant their removal and considerable delays in installing new ones.The state was now looking to install 90 fixed cameras and 20 mobile ones to catch speeding drivers and those running red lights.Ruling Disy MP Demetris Demetriou stressed the need for the systems to be up and running as soon as possible since it was a matter of safety and human lives.He said they were told that the ministry had finished drafting the technical conditions and was now ready to go to tenders.Edek MP Elias Myrianthous suggested that the system wouldn’t be ready anytime soon.He said the matter was long overdue but it looked like there wouldn’t even be a result in the next two years at the rate the procedures were going.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoKelley Blue BookSubcompact Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2019Kelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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